Mark was a pleasure to deal with and, in our opinion, carried out a very thorough inspection. He was honest about any existing and possible issues, and the verbal report he provided during the inspection made us feel confident enough to put an offer on the house that day. He also suggested solutions for most of the issues identified, and provided ballpark cost estimates for fixing them. We would highly recommend using Mark for a building inspection report before buying a home – the cost seems negligible compared to the potential cost of not doing one!
Dear Informed House Inspections Limited,
Thank you so much for your exellent builders report, my husband and I were really surprised of the amount of effort and work you went through so that we could have the report as early as possible. Your report was well worth the pennys spent so that we could have the best outcome possible. I have recommended you to all my friends and family because of the detail and time you have spend on this inspection. You anwsered all our questions and more and will look forward to working with your again A++++.
My partner and I were both impressed with the work by Mark Sewell from Informed House Inspections. The house inspection was completed one day after our initial call to Informed House Inspections, and we had the final inspection report a day after that. We were impressed with the prompt, hassle free service. My partner was present during the inspection, and was given lots of good advice about what work the property needs, and how to go about repairs. The report was easy to read and very thorough.
Thanks for that and for getting it to me so quickly. Very very impressed with your attention to detail and the effort you’ve put in, and the report is exactly what we needed – impartial, professional, and to the point. Considering how much time we spent talking I am amazed at all the little things you picked up on in the house! Obviously you’re not easy to distract! I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who needs a house inspection done – in fact I am good friends with Andrew Duncan of Harcourts Jville, will give him your details as well. Appreciate you taking some of my business cards as well, didn’t expect that at all, but as a person in his first year of business by himself – everything helps! Cheers and all the best.
Thank you for preparing the Report. I appreciate your time and thanks for the great service. I'll be happy to recommend you in the future.
Yes, can give you very positive feedback on Mark Sewell. We were recommended to use him from friends who were singing his praises. Mark was very friendly and professional when he was here, and took the time to point things out to me and explain the issue and what needs to be done. He was happy to answer all my questions and gave us some great advise & recommendations of trades people he feels are reputable & have been in business for many years, just like him. We found his report very thorough and detailed. We enquired on cost for an inspection report with another company at the time as well, and Mark's was more competitive by $100. Mark was very prompt with communication, and also txt me to see if I had received the report 10 minutes after if arrived in our inbox. All in all we were very impressed with Mark, and will definitely use him in the future, and recommend him to others needing a house inspection in the Wellington area.
We recently had Mark Sewell inspect a house we are in the process of purchasing and he was fantastic. The company was recommended to us by our realtor and scheduling the appointment was a breeze. He was available sooner than others we contacted and at a better price. When we arrived at the house for the inspection he was already there and had already done a full exterior inspection and then showed us his findings. He pointed out every little thing, which was a bit nerve-wrecking but we really appreciated his thoroughness and were relieved to find out that much of the stuff in need of repair were totally common for such an old building. We're first-timers so we felt very comfortable with someone as detail-oriented as Mark, but he also had a sense of humour too and was good at calming our nerves. We'd highly recommend him to friends and family.
My husband and I were very pleased with the home inspection performed by Mark. We have been involved with the house for about 8 months since the inspection and living in it. After all this time there have been no surprises, nothing he missed-- and it is an old house that needs a lot of work. His inspection was incredibly thorough, I think he spent 2 to 2.5 hours with us and he caught every single thing, big and small. It was really helpful because here is this old house, it needs work, what might we not be seeing? He spotted things that were a surprise to us which was VERY useful. He educated us on things too. He seemed like someone that enjoys what they do and that's important. We got a packet of everything written down that he went over with us and it was really helpful to know what we would be up against before we dove in.
He was on time, he was early actually, and he was checking out all of the outside, already had notes on the roof and the chimney and a few other things and started off giving us the run-down of what he found before our arrival. I thought it was great, we love the house and we really enjoyed him going over it with a fine toothed comb with us. I think the price for the inspection was cheap (because of what we got), this was definitely money well spent. Also the person I called to schedule it was VERY nice, that is why I picked Informed House Inspections Limited.
Thank you so much for your excellent services in assessing a property in Tawa. Your professionalism and extremely comprehensive report was greatly appreciated as was your additional assistance relating to insurance and the addition of handrails.I have no hesitation in recommending your work to anyone. Sincerely, Ernie
Thanks for your great efforts and I grade you a A+. I will definitely recommend you as the first choice when regarding home inspection, keep up the good work.
Thanks for the report – it’s incredibly thorough! I have a lot of building reports done here in Auckland and none of them have been this thorough.
We haven’t had time to let you know that your report was exceptional, it provided the detail we required and was well set-out and easy to understand.
I’ll differently recommend you to other friends and family, from start to finish your service has been well fantastic.
Jason and Melissa Neale
I was very happy with the Home Inspection report, it’s easy to understand and very thorough. As a single person with no DIY ability, it will be an important aid for me when deciding on what maintenance needs to be done. I had a prompt reply when requesting an inspection and the report was sent through very quickly. Mark’s very pleasant to deal with and answered all my questions. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Thanks again, Theresa.
"We were referred to Mark Sewell of Informed House Inspections by the inspector we initially approached for a pre-purchase inspection, given Mark's experience with monolithic cladding houses. From the get go Mark was really easy to deal with. He gave us a call and explained the techniques he uses and the nature of the report he delivers, and followed up promptly by email. I even got a text when Mark received an out-of-office response from my email. He was able to complete the inspection within our timeframes and the turound time on the written report was excellent (the day after the inspection). The on-site discussion with Mark at the time of the inspection was really helpful - straight-up explanations and useful tips and advice. We were really impressed with the report we received - detailed and well set out, it was invaluable for our purchase consideration.
As I was abroad at the time of my prospective house purchase, I asked Mark Sewell of ihinz to be my "eyes and ears" when he inspected the property.
His service was prompt and efficient. His report was clear and comprehensive. And indeed he DID look at the property as though it were through my own "Eyes and Ears".
Thank you Mark....this was a great and thorough job. I would without hesitation recommend your service to any prospective home buyer. Maretta
Just to say thank you for the speedy appointment and very thorough report. We are so glad we chose Informed House Inspections to do our Pre-purchase inspection: absolutely top service including calling us and talking through the findings,- thank you!!
Bill and I wanted to thank you for your time, suggestions and follow up assistance with our recent house purchase. Being new to New Zealand and unfamiliar with various issues, codes,etc, your advice and insight was greatly appreciated. The detail in your report is a great record for us. Thank you so much for being such a great resource and participant in our house purchase. Your patience and professionalism are appreciated.
Cathy and Bill
Kaye and I would like to thank you for the fantastic reports you did for us in our search for "just the right house." The first saved us from a potential disaster, the second commissioned by the house owner gave us a great insight into what needed to be done, and the third was the house that ticked all our boxes. Your reports were significantly better than any others we read during our search. The thing that really impressed us though was the way you explained everything on site. This really enhanced our understanding of the reports. Once again many thanks. Chris and Kaye
We were recommended Mark when we required a building inspection for property we were considering purchasing. The timeline for the purchase was relatively short and at a busy time of year for the property market. Despite this, when I contacted Mark, he reassured me that he would be able to schedule time for an inspection within the timeframe, which he did. At all points of contact, Mark was very professional and had great customer service. He clearly communicated what the process and his time frames were and he adhered to them. The report arrived in my in-box, exactly when he said it would, which was 24 hours after the inspection. An excellent turnaround time. Previously I have waited up to 5 days for building inspection reports so this stood out.
The report was clearly laid out, easy to read and comprehend, and was extremely detailed. Based on this, we were in a position to make a clear offer on the property.
I have no absolutely hesitation in recommending Mark and his services.
Thanks so much for burning the midnight oil and getting this completed for today. Outstanding service.
Both reports are excellent. Very happy with the outcome.
"Thank you so much for the thorough report - we found it really useful. The on-site advice and explanations were really invaluable. It was such a relief to get so much good information about what was behind the walls :)
I have no hesitation in recommending Mark for house inspections - it's really worth every dollar."
Our initial inquiry to Informed House Inspections was followed up promptly by Mark Sewell, we were able to be present at the inspection and Mark brought multiple issues to our attention that had been glossed over by the vendors building report. With Marks comprehensive report we were able to make a completely informed decision and save ourselves possible future stress. Thanks Randall and Cassie